PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) kicks off their second annual Ocean Awareness Week on Sunday, 19th November 2017. In the spirit of ocean advocacy PWC’s employees are showing their love for the ocean and commitment to ocean awareness by competing with one another in a series of Ocean Friendly Challenges. Bonus! This year, they are extending an invitation to community of the Cayman Islands to take the challenge to raise ocean awareness whether as an individual, with friends and family or with your colleagues. In addition, PWC’s Ocean Awareness Week would like to use this opportunity to raise awareness for sharks. In particular, they would like to highlight the dedicated hard work and commitment to protect sharks by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment through their Cayman Islands Shark Project.
Cayman Islands Shark Project
By Dept. of Environment and Marine Conservation International.
The Cayman Islands Sharks Project provides information leading to a greater understanding, both locally and regionally, of the need to conserve these species and the environment on which they depend. With the help of acoustic tags, underwater camera traps and diving surveys, the Department of Environment together with Marine Conservation International, supported by the Cayman Islands Brewery’s White Tip shark conservation fund, have been studying, monitoring and working to protect sharks in Cayman since 2009. Sharks are now protected under the National Conservation Law in coastal and offshore Cayman waters since 2015. In order to monitor their populations and behavior this work now also includes a Sharklogger programme which involves a network of divers, snorkelers and diving centers on all three islands who are recording their dives all year around. (DOE)
For more information on the Cayman Islands Shark Project email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take The PWC Ocean Awareness Week Challenge
The challenge is focused on ocean friendly projects to help keep our oceans clean and healthy. Living on an island we can’t help but have a strong connection to the ocean. A love for the ocean is a bond that connects us all. Below are simple challenges and projects inspiring a community to unite together to help protect our oceans.
Game on, for the love of the ocean
1.) Arrange a beach clean-up. Or join a beach clean-up hosted by Plastic-Free Cayman and Red Sail Sports
2.) Walk, cycle, carpool (cut down on carbon emissions that eventually result in Coral Bleaching such as is happening in Cayman right now)
3.) If you happen to see coral bleaching take a photo and report it to the DOE.
4.) Eliminate single-use plastics!
5.) Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle
6.) Eat sustainable seafood and support companies that are committed to environmentally friendly practices
7.) Raise funds for the people striving to save our oceans (“Plastic Free Cayman” & the “DOE Shark Project are our picks of the week)
8.) Have fun!-
For more information on the PwC Ocean Awareness Week email email@example.com
VIVO: Dine by the sea
VIVO is committed to being an alternative restaurant providing meals with a focus on catering to being sustainable, eco-friendly, organic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. VIVO has a spectacular ocean view. With this in mind, VIVO is committed to sustainability and ocean awareness. In the spirit of “PWC Ocean Awareness Week” they have curated a special menu in support of this endeavor to advocate for healthy oceans. VIVO will donate $5 CI per menu to the “Cayman Islands Shark Project” of the Department of Environment. This special menu will be available from 19th -25th November 2017.
Photo Credits: Marique Cloete